There are lots of ways people save money with do-it-yourself projects and by declining services that seem like an unnecessary luxury. It seems everyone is on a tight budget these days, from large companies to mom-and-pop shops to individuals just shopping for groceries. I’m certainly included in this budget-minded group and my guess is that you are too.
So, how do you determine what’s worth paying for and what isn’t? What resources and services have value that can’t be found by doing it yourself? Sometimes it’s really hard to tell. I found out the hard way that buying natural peanut butter is worth the cost instead of making it myself. In the long run, it ended up being more expensive, took a ton of time and left my kitchen looking like a (very dirty) peanut factory. The same can be said for career coaching services. It may seem like you can save money by planning, preparing, and refining your career strategy by yourself, but the long term result will likely not be as you desire. You’ll spend time, energy and money that exceed the cost of a few career coaching sessions without actually achieving your goals. In other words, you’ll be left exhausted with a dirty kitchen and no peanut butter.
It’s a funny analogy, but it works! There are some things we should just leave to the experts. Jif makes peanut butter better than I ever will. Career coaches will have higher success rates at achieving career goals than someone trying to find solid footing in the workplace.
Career coaches know what they are doing. They’ve likely consulted dozens, if not hundreds, of clients and will be efficient in getting you up and running with what you need to achieve your career goals. The experience you will benefit from by consulting a career coach is invaluable. They know both sides of the story - employers and job seekers - and how you fit in.
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